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Local vs. landscape controls on diversity: a test using surface-dwelling soil macroinvertebrates of differing mobility
It is concluded that agri-environment schemes for the conservation of biodiversity in cultivated landscapes have to secure management for both habitat quality and heterogeneous landscape mosaics. Expand
Preferences of common Central European millipedes for different biotope types (Myriapoda, Diplopoda) in Saxony-Anhalt (Germany)
The millipede fauna at 175 sites belonging to 12 biotope types was sampled by pitfall trapping and identified to species and ecological categories of these species could roughly be distinguished. Expand
Assessment of biological soil quality in wooded reclaimed mine sites
Abstract Species numbers and biomass of earthworms increased nearly continuously from the 3rd to the 46th year after recultivation, reaching 100 g m−2 at the oldest sites. This development isExpand
Soil fauna (Lumbricidae, Collembola, Diplopoda and Chilopoda) as indicators of soil eco-subsystem development in post-mining sites of eastern Germany - a review
The soil zoological department of the Senckenberg Museum of Natural History Gorlitz has studied immigration, colonisation and biological activity of main groups of soil fauna on brown coal open-castExpand
Examples of Bioadhesives for Defence and Predation
Bioadhesives are widely used in nature, not only for settlement but also for defence, prey capture, nest construction or mobility, but only little is known about the composition, production, secretion mechanisms and mechanical properties of the vast majority of these glues. Expand
Variation in millipede (Diplopoda) assemblages in oak woodlands of the Eastern European Plain.
Variation in millipede (Diplopoda) assemblages in oak woodlands of the Eastern European Plain was studied based on 46 soil samples collected from the vast territory: from west (Moldova and theExpand
New studies on myriapods (Chilopoda, diplopoda) from Ibiza with a checklist for the Balearic Islands
The paper presents the results of studies based on collections of Diplopoda and Chilopoda gathered on the island of Ibiza in the years 2004 and 2005. Approximately 270 specimens of 24 species wereExpand
Development o of s soil f fauna a at m mine s sites d during 46 y years a after a afforestation
Summary At the afforested overburden heap „Langteichhalde“ (lignite mining district Berzdorf, Eastern Germany) a long-term study of the soil fauna (since 1961) was completed by new investigationsExpand
Ecology of millipedes (Diplopoda) in the context of global change.
Current knowledge on the effects of climate, food quality and land cover on millipedes is reviewed, to explore the potential responses of this arthropod group to global change. Climate warming couldExpand
Barcoding of Central European Cryptops centipedes reveals large interspecific distances with ghost lineages and new species records from Germany and Austria (Chilopoda, Scolopendromorpha)
Clear barc coding gaps are present in lineages represented by >10 specimens, highlighting the usefulness of the barcoding method for evaluating species diversity in centipedes. Expand